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Second Bundesliga Club Dynamo Dresden To Receive Financial Support From City

04 / 18 / 14

Second Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden "will once again receive financial support toward its stadium rent and financial relief from the city of Dresden," according to the SID. A city council proposal calls for an additional €500,000 ($692,000) on top of the €1.12M ($1.55M) the club already ...

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Part of the roof of a stadium in Brazil which will host matches in next month's Confederations Cup "has collapsed." The roof of the Arena Fonte Nova in the northeastern city of Salvador "apparently was not able to sustain the large amount of water that settled on top of it after it rained heavi ...

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Russia Says Zenit Arena On Schedule

St. Petersburg's Vice Governor for Construction Marat Oganesyan on Monday "denied claims by Russia's federal Audit Chamber" that the city's $1.1B 2018 World Cup football stadium might not be complete until '17, according to R-SPORT. Oganesyan stuck to the projected completion date of '15, ...

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Swindon Town Sign Ticketmaster Deal

League One Swindon Town has "signed a five-year deal with Ticketmaster as they bid to revamp their online ticketing operation," according to the SWINDON ADVERTISER. A club statement said, "The new system will incorporate integrated online ticketing and retail, offering fans a single location for pur ...

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Eels, Wanderers In Stadium Partnership

National Rugby League Parramatta Eels and the A-League Western Sydney Wanderers "have joined forces in their campaign for a better stadium," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Eels officials "have been in talks with their Wanderers counterparts about their future venue needs ...

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Motorsport NZ Revamps Old Racetrack

Motorsport New Zealand will inspect Pukekohe's old track "with a view to bringing it back into use as well," according to Paul Charman of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The recent NZ$6.6M ($5.3M) revamp includes "installing concrete safety barriers inherited from the Hamilton Street Race, new debris fencin ...

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Saudis May Grant Women Stadium Access

Saudi Arabia Football Federation CEO Ahmed Eid said that he "was in favour" of allowing women into football stadiums in the near future, according to MIDDLE EAST ONLINE. Eid said such access could be granted "soon," raising the possibility that 15% of the under-construction King Abdullah stadium in ...

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Grupo Petrópolis, Pernambuco Partner

Recife, Brazil's Arena Pernambuco "has become the second 2014 FIFA World Cup venue to secure a naming rights partner" after brewing company Grupo Petrópolis followed up its contract with Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement, which was formally announced on M ...

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Pakenham Track To Receive $8.8M Boost

As Victoria's newest racecourse continues its slow rise from the mud in Tynong, Australia, the Victorian government on Tuesday announced a A$9M ($8.8M) injection "to support the construction of an all-weather synthetic track, the second track of its kind in the state," according to Michael Sha ...

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Supporters of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund "will be prevented from unfurling a mosaic of the Champions League trophy" at Wembley before Saturday's final against Bayern Munich due to "health and safety fears" ( GUARDIAN, 5/21 ). ... Ukraine on Monday "unveiled the project of its 6,200-seat a ...

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West Ham Eyes Olympic Stadium Standing

EPL West Ham Co-Chair David Gold "has revealed he wants to introduce standing areas" when the club moves into London's Olympic Stadium, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Gold claims he is certain so-called "safe standing" would eventually exist in the highest echelons of English footb ...

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